Under the Tree

Ben Sherman’s Gift Guide.

We’re entering that time of the year when plenty of important present buying decisions have to be taken. Dads, mums, brothers, girlfriends, boyfriends, relatives, friends, office buddies, and the postman – all of them want something from you, each year it seems to get more and more difficult. Fear not, we’re here to help. Here’s a rundown of a few of the best gifts we have got to offer.

Looking for something for a boyfriend? Well, shortly after Christmas, there’s New Year’s Eve. You might have spent Christmas apart, celebrating with your own family, but to welcome in the New Year you’ll more than likely be together and it’s important that he looks great that night. Why not sort him out with a chic Plectrum tuxedo jacket in black cherry. Made from iridescent cotton twill, the two-button jacket has a shawl collar that will look great with jeans or a pair of simple black trousers. All you need underneath is a white shirt: Less is more, let the tailoring do the talking.

When it comes to getting your brother a present, we suggest looking closer at these moss green corduroy trousers . We guarantee that he wouldn’t have thought of buying them himself, but that he will end up wearing them every day. With buttons on front for braces, front slant pockets, and welt back pockets, these slacks are the perfect embodiment of smart casual. You can dress them up and down, wear them to just about any occasion and match them with most colours and fabrics in your wardrobe.

To find something suitable for your dad is always one of the trickiest tasks for Christmas, dads are notoriously difficult to shop for. Here’s what to do: join forces with your siblings, pool your money and – once and for all – make your dad ditch that overcoat from the 90s he’s been wearing for years. This cotton twill MAC coat in cadet blue is classic enough for him to like it, but fitted and modern enough for you not to be ashamed of walking next to him ever again. He might grumble when you throw the old one away, but he will end up thanking you.